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  1. ETHIOPIA: Condoning Crime Against Women

    Gender equality is an issue that is afforded a significant amount of attention right now in Ethiopia.

    Friday, December 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 673
  2. SOUTH SUDAN: Yei Commissioner Vows to Fight Violence Against Women and Children

    The Commissioner of Yei County in South Sudan's Central Equatoria State, Juma David Augustine, said on Tuesday that h

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 664
  3. SUDAN: 16 Days Campaign Challenges Violence Against Women

    On Sunday November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the start of the annual 1

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 661
  4. SOMALILAND: EMU Peace Profs Go to Women in Somaliland

    Six of the women who planned to study at (EMU) in the summer of 2012 in the brand-new Women's Peacebuilding Leadershi

    Monday, November 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 660
  5. SOMALIA: Somalia gets first female foreign minister

    Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam is to be Somalia's first female foreign minister in a cabinet formed by new Prime Minister Abd

    Sunday, November 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 606
  6. SOUTH SUDAN: South Sudan Women End Consultations on Policy Framework

    Championed by the Ministry of Gender and Child Welfare, the consultations brought the UN family organizations dealing

    Sunday, November 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 608
  7. KENYA: Kenyan Women Set to Take On Men in Elections

    Brian Ngugi interviews Winnie Lichuma, chairwoman of the National Gender and Equality Commission.

    Friday, November 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 609
  8. SOMALIA: Somali Women Make History & Join Police Force

    In the conflict ridden Somali capital Mogadishu, Somali women have been given a rare opportunity to join the Somali P

    Friday, November 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 612
  9. EAST AFRICA: Women Advised to Take Up Leadership Positions

    The Chief Gender Monitor, Oda Gasinzigwa, has advised a visiting Kenyan delegation, to seek political leadership posi

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 583
  10. SOMALIA: Somalia is revamping its police force and cracking down on crime

    In 1979, newly recruited policewoman, Asha Hassan Hussein, was the first female to ride a police motorcycle to patrol

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 580
  11. SOMALIA: The Launch of a Policy Brief On Women's Rights Within the Somali Provisional Constitution

    IIDA Women's Development Organization today launched a policy brief report detailing how Somali women's two decades o

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 592
  12. SOMALIA: Somalia's Fierce Daughter

    Relaxing in the beige-toned lobby of the Empire Hotel in Manhattan, a world away from her native Somalia, Dr.

    Sunday, October 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 550
  13. SOMALIA: AMISOM police starts training 160 Somali police forces

    The African Union Mission in Somalia Police component has officially began training security officers from the Somali

    Sunday, October 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 551
  14. SOMALIA: Burqa Refusal Led to Death Threats

    A 22-year-old Somali woman who says she was forced to flee her home country after being threatened by the al-Shabaab

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 517
  15. KENYA: Girls Ask Court to Force Police to Prosecute Rape Cases

    Hundreds of Kenyan girls, including some as young as three years old, filed a petition in the High Court on Thursday

    Friday, October 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 509
  16. SOUTH SUDAN: Army and Police Forces Shooting and Raping Civilians in Jonglei

    South Sudan should take immediate action to end human rights violations including torture, shootings and sexual viole

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 439
  17. SOMALILAND: How Edna Adan Built Somaliland's First Maternity Hospital

    Edna Adan has spent much of her life being first.

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 430
  18. SOMALIA: Somali women look to brighter future after decades of hardship

    The conflict that Somalia endured for more than 20 years took a heavy toll on the women of the country who now look t

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 435
  19. SOMALIA: Nansen Refugee Award Presented to Somali Winner 'Mama' Hawa

    UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Monday night presented the Nansen Refugee Award to Somal

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 436
  20. UGANDA: Teenage Girl Becomes Africa's Youngest MP

    Proscovia Alengot Oromait has become Africa's youngest Member of Paliament (MP) at the age of 19, after she won the U

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 427
  21. In Search of Safety and Solutions: Somali Refugee Adolescent Girls at Sheder and Aw Barre Camps, Ethiopia Aw Barre Camps, Ethiopia

    The Women's Refugee Commission completed a research mission to the Jijiga Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia in April 2

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 707
  22. SOMALIA: Peace-building programme for women launched in Puntland

    African Development Solutions (ADESO) has launched a project for more than 300 women in the Puntland region of Somali

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 385
  23. SOMALIA: Prize for Somali Woman Whose Life Work has Focused on Empowering Women

    Hawa Aden Mohamed watched the young women in blue and red shawls as their hands fluttered busily over clacking sewing

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 370
  24. EAST AFRICA: Coast Region Conflicts Threaten Achievement of 'Vision 2030'

    With the emergence of conflicts following the 2007 post election violence, it is unlikely that Kenya will attain the

    Friday, September 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 365
  25. SUDAN: The Call Of Sudanese Women Human Rights Defenders

    Tahany Hassan, a 17-year-old high school female student was shot in the head and killed on 31 July by the Sudanese po

    Friday, September 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 374
  26. The Long Conversation: Customary Approaches to Peace Management in Southern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya

    This working paper is a contribution to understandings of peace-building among pastoralists.

    Monday, September 10, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 690
  27. SUDAN: The Call of Sudanese Women Human Rights Defenders

    Tahany Hassan, a 17 year old high school female student was shot in the head and killed on July 31st by the Sudanese

    Friday, September 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 314
  28. SOMALIA: A Call for Sisterhood

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 290
  29. SOMALILAND: Narrating peace, Somaliland women's experiences

    Somaliland women's narratives have largely been absent from accounts in state and nation building in Somaliland, yet

    Sunday, September 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 311
  30. ETHIOPIA: Army Commits Torture, Rape

    The Ethiopian military responded to an April 2012 attack on a large commercial farm in Gambella region with arbitrary

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 299
  31. SOMALIA: Marginalizing Women in Somali Politics

    Somalia has recently selected its parliament on Somali soil for the first time since the civil war of the late 1980s.

    Friday, August 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 282
  32. KENYA: Law Gives Women Powers to Contest Elections

    Kenyan's new constitution is not only a historic landmark for Kenya, but a milestone in the East African women's righ

    Friday, August 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 295
  33. SOUTH SUDAN: Independence not Providing Dividends for Women in South Sudan

    Since South Sudan's independence on 9 July 2011, the positive role that women played in the independence struggle bar

    Thursday, July 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 251
  34. SOUTH SUDAN: Can South Sudan under Salva Kiir become a better place to be a woman?

    When Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, visited South Sudan in May, she heard first-hand about t

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 212
  35. SOUTH SUDAN: Can South Sudan Under Salva Kiir Become a Better Place to be a Woman?

    When Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, visited South Sudan in May, she heard first-hand about t

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 225
  36. Frozen Words: Memory and Sexual Violence Amongst Sudanese Refugee Women in Cairo

    This paper is based on fieldwork conducted in Egypt with South Sudanese female refugees seeking educational, legal an

    Friday, June 1, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 625
  37. SOUTH SUDAN: Women Hold a Nationwide Peaceful Demonstration

    South Sudanese women yesterday hold a peaceful nationwide demonstration against Khartoum's continuous aggressions and

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 060
  38. SOMALIA: Somali Draft Constitution Includes Women in Country's Affairs

    After two decades of civil war and being subjected to violence and unthinkable hardships, Somali women are now expect

    Monday, May 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 045
  39. SOUTH SUDAN: The Difficulties of Being a Woman in South Sudan

    Decades of conflict have left South Sudan with some of the world's worst health and educational indicators, contribut

    Thursday, May 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 041
  40. SUDAN: Women Call for End to Systematic Rape in Darfur

    Displaced women in camps across Darfur have expressed their anger at the recent escalation of rapes carried out by mi

    Monday, April 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 015
  41. SUDAN: US Physicians Group Offers Evidence of Darfur Atrocities

    A U.S.-based group of physicians on Tuesday released medical evidence of widespread torture, sexual assault and other

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 962
  42. EAST AFRICA: The Role of African Women in Post-Conflict Peace building

    Most African societies have patriarchal structures whereby men dominate the social, economic, and political realms of

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 968
  43. SOUTH SUDAN: Women Condemn Rapes, Killings in Jonglei State

    Women representatives from the Civil Society, United Nations Women Empowerment, Associations, and Women with disabili

    Saturday, March 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 945
  44. SOUTH SUDAN: The Role of Women in Nation-building in South Sudan

    It has been close to eight months since the Republic of South Sudan became independent.

    Thursday, March 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 940
  45. SOUTH SUDAN: Women in South Sudan Face Repercussions of Violence

    “Free at last” after decades of civil war with the north, South Sudan is building a nation from scratch.

    Monday, March 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 933
  46. SOUTH SUDAN: Empowering Women in the World's Newest Country

    South Sudan is the world's newest nation, born from the people's vote in January 2011 after 30 years of devastating c

    Thursday, March 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 932
  47. UGANDA: Looking for Justice in Northern Uganda

    As I walked into the middle of the circle to introduce myself, the women started cheering loudly; I had arrived at th

    Tuesday, March 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 882
  48. SOMALIA: Somali Women Fear They Will Be Left Out of Negotiations

    Representatives from more than 40 governments are meeting in London today to discuss the future of Somalia and its tr

    Thursday, February 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 880
  49. SOMALIA: Al-Shabaab Wants Girls to Join Warfront Against Govt

    Sheikh Fu'ad Mohamed Khalaf Shongole, the chief of awareness raising of al-Shabaab, the radical Islamist group opposi

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 852
  50. SOMALIA: In Pictures: Somali Samosa Seller

    As the UK hosts a major conference aimed at ending two decades of conflict in Somalia, Faduma Aden Mohamud, 37, expla

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 864

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